Patents by Inventor Michael D. Hudspeth

Michael D. Hudspeth has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190125631
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: KPR U.S., LLC
    Inventors: ROBERT ALLYN, ROBERT B. GAINES, THOMAS G. LEWIS, MICHAEL C. DORSEY, WILLIAM J. BYRD, MICHAEL D. HUDSPETH, GLEN BRANCONIER
  • Patent number: 10272016
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KPR U.S., LLC
    Inventors: Robert Allyn, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Michael C. Dorsey, William J. Byrd, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Publication number: 20180333521
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20180318474
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Michael C. Dorsey, Michael D. Hudspeth, Wayne Schuessler, Ricky A. Sisk, Joel D. Wiesner
  • Patent number: 9974890
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9585813
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael C. Dorsey, Robert Allyn, William J. Byrd, Thomas G. Lewis, Robert B. Gaines, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Patent number: 9538908
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert Allyn, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Michael C. Dorsey, William J. Byrd, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Publication number: 20160325025
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20160235629
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Allyn, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Michael C. Dorsey, William J. Byrd, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Patent number: 9375521
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20150073359
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8834452
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20140024893
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael C. Dorsey, Robert Allyn, William J. Byrd, Thomas G. Lewis, Robert B. Gaines, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Publication number: 20140012233
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8414519
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20120172665
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Robert Allyn, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Michael C. Dorsey, William J. Byrd, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Publication number: 20120065469
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Robert Allyn, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Michael C. Dorsey, William J. Byrd, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Patent number: 8048046
    Abstract: A system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with the healing of a surgical wound is disclosed. The system may be portable or semi-portable, thereby providing the subject with the ability to be partially or completely ambulatory through the course of the treatment. The system includes a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a portable subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing, a vacuum source at least partially disposed within the housing and in fluid communication with the fluid conduit, a filter in fluid communication with the vacuum source, and a collection canister for collecting exudates from the wound bed removed under subatmospheric pressure. An elevation member is mounted with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Michael C. Dorsey, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, James M. Harr
  • Publication number: 20090292264
    Abstract: A system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with the healing of a surgical wound is disclosed. The system may be portable or semi-portable, thereby providing the subject with the ability to be partially or completely ambulatory through the course of the treatment. The system includes a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a portable subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing, a vacuum source at least partially disposed within the housing and in fluid communication with the fluid conduit, a filter in fluid communication with the vacuum source, and a collection canister for collecting exudates from the wound bed removed under subatmospheric pressure. An elevation member is mounted with respect to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group, LP
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Michael C. Dorsey, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, James M. Harr
  • Publication number: 20090292263
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP, LP
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey